How do you play VCD on mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stankuo, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. stankuo macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I am having problems playing VCD on my macbook pro. I tried Quicktime player and VLC, but they either freeze or crash. Do you guys have any suggestions? Thanks so much!
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    VCD - Disc image of a CD or DVD; recognized by Windows as an actual disc, even though the data is on the hard drive; allows CDs and DVDs to be used without requiring physical drives; useful for mounting discs on network computers.

    Try Roxio Toast.
     
  3. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Do you mean Video CD, as in the format used in asia for years? I have a load of HK movies on VCD will try one later and report back if that's what you're after?
     
  4. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    VLC Media Player

    Install it, click the File menu and Open disc... There is an option in there to choose VCD's

    [​IMG]

    pac
     
  5. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    I just tried that, doesn't work.
     
  6. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Ok, worked it out, just tried a VCD and got it to play fine.


    Open VLC after inserting the VCD, click file, open file, then choose the MPEGAV and press open, plays perfectly well. Obviously not the highest quality only being low res but watchable in a small window. (though my screen is 1920x1200 so may look better on a lower res)

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  7. stankuo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried this as well, but VLC just crashes after I attempt to open the file. Thanks though.
     
  8. liqourmaster macrumors newbie

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    this one worked for me. THX!
    The quality's not much better on 1200/800 though lol
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    The format competed with VHS so the quality is from about that era :)

    Super VCD is better but that doesn't really help if your existing VCDs aren't Super versions!
     
  10. sparkle00 macrumors newbie

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    I tried with Real Player and it worked too :) So far so good! didn't hang or anything. :apple:
     

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